Cleveland Hill Runs Past Way-Co


Published 11/17 2013 01:35AM

Updated 11/17 2013 01:48AM

Brandon Thomas rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns as Cleveland Hill handled Wayland-Cohocton 46-20 in the Class C state quarterfinal held at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Aaron Jackson passed for 107 yards and the first two touchdowns of the game as Cleveland Hill built a 16-0 2nd quarter lead. The Eagles then forced one of their four turnovers and cashed it in two plays later with a Keon Crawford TD run to make it 22-0.

Wayland-Cohocton blocked a punt and scored their first TD on the next play when C.J. Ellis found Darrin Becker over the middle for a 27-yard score. The game was 22-6 at the half. Becker was the Eagles' best receiver with 102 yards and a TD on five catches.

Devon Harris got Way-Co on the board first in the second half. He broke a 45-yard run to the five-yard line and then punched it on the next snap to pull Wayland within 22-12. Harris finished with 150 yards rushing and two scores.

The very next snap ended the game. Thomas took a handoff left and picked up an all-time downfield block from receiver Dan Farinacci, who blocked three different Way-Co defenders on the play. After 80 patient yards, Cleveland Hill had six more points and a 30-12 lead.

Later in the third quarter, Way-Co muffed a punt that rolled into the end zone. Charlie Clark recovered for a Cleveland Hill TD and the rout was on.

Cleveland Hill will play in next week's Class C semifinals at Sahlen's Stadium. Wayland-Cohocton finishes the year 9-2.

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